Presented by Kababayang Pilipino
Sunday June 26, 2016 - 4pm
Gateway Theatre MainStage
Tickets: $25 Adults, $15 Children
Kababayang Pilipino of British Columbia is a cultural performing arts group dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Filipino folk heritage through the presentation of authentic Filipino dance, music, song and drama.
Kababayang Pilipino provides the opportunity for its members to educate themselves and in turn, educate the community at large about the rich history and culture of the Filipino.
Kawayan (2016) - Synopsis
In its 23rd season, Kababayang Pilipino presents “Kawayan” at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond on June 26th, 2016. “Kawayan” is the Tagalog word for bamboo, one of the fastest growing plants in the world, is ubiquitous in the Philippine islands and are of notable economic, social and cultural difference. From the “nipa hut”, which provides the most basic form of housing where bamboo is used, to musical instruments such as the gabbang, a xylophone made out of bamboo, this important raw material also plays an important role in Philippine folk art dance and music forms. Bamboo is a connecting element that links the people of the Philippines, from northern Luzon and southern Mindanao; it is the thread that links eras gone by and the generations to come. “Kawayan” explores both the diversity and the commonality that makes the Philippines and it’s cultural heritage so abundantly rich.